Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Modified Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Beau, Feb 1, 2012.

  1. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    Well, I got everything but the headlights wired. I also made a lower radiator hose using some chunks of random hose and a coupler thing I found at the hardware store. While testing the engine to burp the system and check thermostat and temp gauge, I was reminded that I needed to tighten the alternator pulley nut... Shit. Two steps forward, one step back. 11053118_10101370023429500_1306732779729738327_o.jpg
     
  2. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,099

    bct
    Member

  3. volvobrynk
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,587

    volvobrynk
    Member
    from Denmark

    I totally agree!
     
  4. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039

    VonKool13
    Member

  5. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    Whew. This past couple weeks has been crazy. I pushed hard to get my car in running shape to go to a show and hour and a half South. My ladies Father offered to trailer it to the show running or not since he was helping volunteer ans his best buddy puts the show on. My tank didnt get etched and sealed in time so I ran a temp tank. Then busted a starter terminal off. After pulling the header to replace the starter with a spare I had, i realized the spare I had was missing the R terminal....crap. I have been having fuel issues and thought the Jetfire pumo I had was pushing too much pressure. Then busted a bolt putting in a spare....a shit show. But, at 5pm yesterday I drove my car around the yard. Then on to the highway. On the way back, I paused and burned the tires. Then the poor thing got put into the trailer and off to the show. About a month until the show I was pushing to have it done for. I'm in rat rod, street rod and muscle car country now so no other hot rods. Sad. Once I can figure out my friends videos, I'll post them.

    I still cant believe it's all mine. It was a pretty rad weekend. 11844267_10203521851647092_439686452_n.jpg 11853834_10203521852567115_1584418372_n.jpg 11872887_10203521852607116_937330112_n.jpg 11857681_10203521852647117_565072523_n.jpg 11865000_1037947459571868_6371278651268397544_o.jpg
     
    daddio211, patmanta, JOYFLEA and 5 others like this.
  6. Congrats ! All the streets is worth that feeling.
     
    Beau likes this.
  7. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,749

    patmanta
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Woburn, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    HOT DAMN YOU'RE ON THE ROAD!
     
    Beau and volvobrynk like this.
  8. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    I still have a ways to go before it's done, and before I feel better about it beng road worthy. It's a stiff SOB that's for sure!

    Still trying to figure out how to email vids with good quality. For now...this will have to do.

    :(

     
    Mark Fox and patmanta like this.
  9. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

  10. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    patmanta and RICH B like this.
  11. F - yeah!
     
    Beau likes this.
  12. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    Yeah! You finished two cars in the time it took me to do one! I'm super stoked to get this finished up. Will you be at the Messaround?
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2015
  13. Jet96
    Joined: Dec 24, 2012
    Posts: 1,314

    Jet96
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from WY

    Hell yeah, that's coool!
     
    Beau likes this.
  14. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,141

    wheeldog57
    Member

    Well done sir! Congrats. Nothing beats the feeling of driving something you built, even if it breaks the first couple times out! Enjoy it bro and remember: you beat patmanta to the street. HAHAHAHAHA
     
    Beau and patmanta like this.
  15. Doodlrodz
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    Doodlrodz
    Member Emeritus

    Congrats man, looks great.
     
    Beau likes this.
  16. Yes, I should be at the Messaround. Looks like the Deliquent's need to take over the show!
     
  17. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    We have mentioned that to each other. Gotta talk to the Lucky Bastards about it. I hate to see the show go away, but I heard that have something else planned.

    Patmanta will get there! Once I'm done I get to do more parts buying. that's the funnest part for sure!
     
  18. Lighting up the rear tires looked like fun! HRP
     
    Beau and volvobrynk like this.
  19. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    Last night we took it for a run to the little town close by. 16 miles total! Tomorrow we are driving it to Minneapolis for the Minneapolis Messaround. It'll be roughly 200 miles round trip! Wish me luck! model a.jpg
     
    SR100, JOYFLEA, RICH B and 3 others like this.
  20. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    11938803_1045031562188408_1775706424_n.jpg Well. We made the trip to Minneapolis for the last Messaround. This photo is with fellow club members. A little bit of brake wear problems and rain made it interesting. All in all a good time.

    And some donuts when we made it home...the joys of living in the middle of nowhere.

    https://instagram.com/p/7WMkHnrBOj/
     
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2015
  21. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    11070433_10101423587821030_8043353527143202682_o.jpg

    Heading out to the Mississippi Mayhem show today. Getting about 35 mpg, maybe a little more!
     
    cactus1, patmanta, chessterd5 and 3 others like this.
  22. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    patmanta, volvobrynk and RICH B like this.
  23. Minneapolis to Mississippi ? !!! Damned cool Beau ! What kind of driving goggles did that entail ? 35 mpg is amazing.
     
    volvobrynk likes this.
  24. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,749

    patmanta
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Woburn, MA
    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    35 MPG?! That's amazing, #$@&*! A PRIUS! :p
     
    volvobrynk likes this.
  25. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    In fifth gear I barely touch the throttle to go 55-60 mph. With new tires I should be able to cruise 70-75 mph on interstates.
    My lady drove it no problem. That means I will get a break on long trips. DSC01959.JPG DSC01958.JPG
     
    Jet96, Chucky, patmanta and 2 others like this.
  26. What's new?
     
    Beau, patmanta and volvobrynk like this.
  27. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    Blew up the engine. Bought another engine. Had problems with the property we moved to and now we're buying a house back in the city. I have new tires and wheels waiting to be fitted. Once we get moved and settled in I will update!!! Also bought a '23 roadster body. I 13123019_10101658189647090_8151747416827241914_o.jpg ts been quite the year. I'm tired of moving.
     
    kidcampbell71, patmanta and Chucky like this.
  28. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792

    tfeverfred
    Member Emeritus

    That's really cool. Really. Thanks for the videos.
     
    Beau likes this.
  29. Beau
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
    Posts: 1,883

    Beau
    Member

    It's been quite the journey. We bought a house built in 1890. It has a smaller 3 stall garage from the 40's that I have gutted, electrified, heated, insulated and now working on finishing. Almost no hotrod work since my free time goes to garage and house work but I'm getting close to have all my lighting and wall coverings in. It's crazy how time flies.

    I also sold the '23 T roadster I was gathering parts for and picked up a clean 26/27 and some other goodies for down the road. 20180107_203821.jpg
     
    Jet96, patmanta, redzula and 7 others like this.
  30. Cool! I moved too. Total pain in the ass, but I'm getting closer to being 'set-up'. My next move will be to a condo, or a coffin.
     
    Beau, loudbang and RICH B like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.